School Psychologists are highly trained in both psychology and education, completing a minimum of a specialist-level degree program (at least 60 graduate semester hours) that includes a year-long supervised internship. This emphasizes preparation in mental health and education interventions, child development, learning, behavior, motivation, curriculum and instruction, assessment, consultation, collaboration, school law, and systems. District 31 School Psychologists are certified in the state of Illinois and are nationally certified by the National School Psychology Certification Board (NSPCB).
School Psychologists collaborate with educators, parents, and other professionals to help students succeed academically, socially, behaviorally, and emotionally. School Psychologists are also essential leaders in their school buildings. In District 31, School Psychologists have a crucial role in the implementation of Response to Intervention (RtI) and the implementation of Safe and Civil Schools.